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Latest Aonia News

Below is our complete Aonia news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Aonia Members Guesting On Blaze Bayley Album

Aonia just checked in with the following statement about having members appear on the upcoming Blaze Bayley full-length release:

"We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our two lovely leading ladies, Jo and Mel, have been recording vocals for Blaze Bayley's new album!

"In May of 2015 we put on our own festival, Aonia Fest (organised by Feralworld Music), which was headlined by Blaze Bayley. During our own set, Blaze performed the Iron Maiden classic 'Man on the Edge' with us, which was an amazing experience for all of us.

"After the gig, Blaze was so impressed that he contacted us about Jo and Mel recording some vocals on his up-and-coming new release. Yesterday that came to fruition and we can honestly say after hearing the tracks that Jo an Mel are on, that this will be a phenomenal metal album (and not just because Jo and Mel are on it!)

"There are some other exciting developments that are currently in the formation stages and we will announce these when we can give more concrete details. Blaze's new album, titled 'Infinite Entanglement,' is the first part of a trilogy of albums and will go on sale 1st March 2016." More...

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Aonia Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Aonia just issued the following message online about cancelling upcoming European tour dates slated for July:

"With heavy hearts, we must announce that we have to postpone the planned European tour this July with our good friends Alwaid.

"Sadly, the partner of one of our members has been diagnosed with a cancerous lymphoma. The doctors have begun treatment, and - as anyone who has undergone chemotherapy can attest - the side effects have left them extremely weak and ill.

"Our member feels unable to leave the country while their partner is so ill, a decision which we all agree with 100%. We also feel that embarking on our first foray into Europe with one member missing would be the wrong thing to do – and so, the only right thing to do in this circumstance is to withdraw.

"Alwaid and their support acts will still be appearing at the shows as planned, and we are extremely grateful to Alwaid for the support and understanding that they have shown. We thank you in advance, our friends and fans – the Aonia family – for your support while we help our bandmate through this horrible time."

If you missed it, a recently uploaded tour video documentary from the band's last trek with Alwaid can still be seen here.

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Aonia Posts Tour Documentary

Aonia has released 30+ minute after video from the "Sunset Symphony" tour, which can be seen below. The band also comments:

"We've put together a little tour video with clips from the Sunset Symphony tour with Alwaid and Lost Effect. Also featured are clips from support acts on the tour: Teras, Alice in Thunderland, Alpha State, Dakesis, Rugosa and Sweet Exile." More...

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Aonia Splits With Guitarist

U.K. act Aonia has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's guitarist:

"We regret to announce that, due to time commitments, guitarist Paul has sadly had to leave Aonia. We are now looking for a lead/rhythm guitarist to replace him so we can record our new EP early next year and fulfill our gigging commitments to the best standard we can.

"Aonia is a band that is looking to go somewhere in the next 1-2 years - we are starting to secure bigger gigs and more high profile support slots so we need someone who is reliable and confident onstage. We also are looking for someone with his/her own gear who is a creative songwriter, flexible, available, committed - and, above all, someone with a sense of humor. Own transport and gigging experience would both be great too.

"If interested, please either PM our Facebook account or email guitarist@aonia.co.uk - we look forward to meeting you and driving the band forward!"

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Aonia Splits With Bassist

U.K. based operatic metal act Aonia has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist:

"In sad news, bassist Matt has decided to leave Aonia due to the financial concerns that come with being a PhD student. He will play the shows the band has committed to and will continue to fill in as a session musician for the foreseeable future until a replacement can be found. We are grateful to Matt and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours!

"In the meantime, we are looking for a bassist who is flexible, committed, who is able and willing to pay a fair share of band expenses, and who has his/her own equipment (and preferably transport). If you're interested, please contact aonia@hotmail.co.uk and we hope to hear from you soon!"

Further details on Aonia are available by navigating your browser over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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